Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today I will be discussing how my year went concerning technology and the quarter system.
This year we had the quarter system, which split our courses into two parts: hybrid learning and learning groups. In my opinion hybrid learning moved quite slowly in most courses, compared to the learning groups which were moving at an intense speed. Having one of your classes be hybrid was quite nice as it allowed you to relax a bit from your other class. At the same time, hybrid concentrated on teachers having trust in you and your responsibility. Sitting behind a screen at home and doing your work without getting distracted requires a lot of self-control and self-motivation. In the hybrid system, technology was extremely beneficial. Our computer screens were able to connect us together and we could still continue with our learning. Our technology also provided us with endless amounts of information that we could use to our advantage. However, as I have already mentioned technology can be easily distracting, and we can quickly forget what we’re supposed to be doing. Personally, I liked the learning groups more, I just wished they moved at a bit of a slower pace. The one thing that I did like about the quarter system was that it helped me be more organized as there were fewer classes and fewer things going on at the same time. Two great examples of when technology was very beneficial in my studies was my ZIP project and my Eminent project, both were inquiry-based. In my ZIP project, I researched how fashion brands use greenwahing techniques to not be held accountable for the negative impacts of their products. I was able to find a lot of great sources online that helped me answer my question. I also put all of the findings together with the help of a digital media website called Canva. Here is one of the pages from my final infographic.
For my Eminent project, I had to research an iconic person and I chose Coco Chanel. I had a lot of fun doing this project and if you want to see my learning centre from it, click here. I also used Canva on this project to present my learning.
Being exposed to so much information really helped deepen my understanding and knowledge on both of these topics.
I can’t wait to see what new things I’ll be doing next year using technology.